The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld the appellate court's decision and declared "the interviews of the children were highly improper and utilized coercive and unduly suggestive methods. Bette Bottoms, who reviewed hundreds of claims of adult and child abuse, described the ultimate evidence for the abuse as "astonishingly weak and ambiguous" particularly given the severity of the alleged abuse. He was granted parole in Consider transferring direct quotations to Wikiquote. More than a dozen persons, including five police officers from two different forces, ultimately faced over charges connected with running a Satanic cult called The Brotherhood of The Ram, which allegedly practiced ritualized sexual abuse of numerous children at a "Devil Church". United States[ edit ] David Finkelhor completed an investigation of child sexual abuse in daycares in the United States, and published a report in He maintained his innocence throughout his case. So despite widespread acceptance among the general public, legal professionals, and those working in mental health, the very notion of repression as described by Short is doubted by the majority of memory researchers. After interviews, nine other children accused Akiki of killing animals, such as a giraffe and an elephant, and drinking their blood in front of the children. Baran was convicted on January 30, , on three counts of rape of a child and five counts of indecent assault and battery. Many American feminists also pushed the panic, causing leftist Alexander Cockburn to rail against Katha Pollit, Gloria Steinem and what Cockburn described as "countless psychotherapists, social workers, doctors, lawyers, and writers who call themselves feminists. One woman remembered abuse happening to her before she was one year old though memories from before the age of three are rare and memories from before the age of one are unknown. Finkelhor, upon receiving a "confirmation", would collect information from whoever was willing or interested to provide it and did not independently investigate the cases, resulting in frequent errors in their conclusions.